What can I do with this degree?

Mercer University's Master of Science degree in Public Safety Leadership equips candidates with the knowledge and skills to succeed at the highest level, including but not limited to:
  • Anti-terrorism task force directors
  • Disaster relief and emergency response directors
  • Homeland security directors
  • Federal agents
  • Chief deputy sheriffs, police chiefs
  • Probation, parole, correctional administrators and commissioners, and assistant chiefs
  • Fire Chiefs
  • Managers of private security firms

When and where will classes meet?

The M.S. in Public Safety Leadership is offered 90% online. Students in this program will meet either at the Atlanta Campus or the Henry County Center once a month on a Saturday.

How long will it take?

The program can be completed in approximately two years.

How are courses offered?

Each course is eight weeks long. So with the hybrid delivery format, students will only have two physical meetings per class.

How many courses does a student take at one time?

Students may enroll in a maximum of nine credit hours of coursework during regular semesters (fall and spring) and a maximum of six hours of coursework in the summer.

Can I keep my job and do this program?

Yes. This program is designed to provide flexibility for those that work for the working professional.